Official Poker

Official poker is a card game played in various forms around the world. It is popular in casinos and poker clubs as well as online.

A player starts the game by purchasing a number of chips that are ranked according to their value. White (or light-colored) chips are worth the least; red chips are the most valuable.

Each player must hold the best five-card hand possible. The best hands are rarer and more difficult to achieve than the worst.

Players attempt to make the highest-ranked five-card hand possible, called a “poker hand.” The rank of each individual card is inversely related to its mathematical frequency. The Ace is the most valuable card, followed by King, Queen, Jack and 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

There are a few rules that govern the poker table. If a player breaks one of these rules, they must report it to the floorperson.

The floorperson, usually the poker room manager, will come over and make a decision on whether to adhere to the rule. If a player does not adhere to the rules, they will be penalized by being moved down one pay jump in a tournament.

Breaking Poker Rules

The biggest issue that poker dealers and managers face is ensuring that players adhere to the rules. This is often a stressful task, with so many hands being dealt at the same time.